Michelle Thaller

Dr. Michelle Thaller is the Deputy Director of Science Communications at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center as well as being an astronomer that studies binary stars and the life cycles of stars.

Kim Weaver

Astrophysicist Dr. Kim Weaver is not only a leading expert on x-ray astronomy she is also an accomplished singer and actress in community theater.

Chung-Pei Ma

Chung-Pei Ma has helped discover two of the largest black holes found to date.

France A. Córdova

With research contributions in the areas of multi-spectral research on x-ray and gamma ray sources, space-borne instrumentation, and observational and experimental astrophysics Dr. France A. Córdova has been a leader in both academia and public service in the sciences since being inspired by the moon landings.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Discovering pulsars, a type of neutron star, Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, changed the way we understood the death of massive stars. That instead of the supernova explosion scattering all of a dying star’s material into the universe there is a very small core of very dense material left over that gives off regular radio pulses.

Summer Ash

An astrophysicist and science communicator, Dr. Summer Ash loves to share her love of the universe.

Emily Rice

Dr. Emily Rice is an astrophysicist and a fashion blogger, one of the founders of STARtorialist.

Rebecca Oppenheimer

Over 1,000 planetary systems have been discovered outside our own, and scientists like Dr. Rebecca Oppenheimer are working to find new ways to see them more clearly.

Gabriela Gonzalez

Meet the spokesperson for LIGO, the organization that just announced they have detected gravitational waves, Gabriela Gonzalez.

Katherine Freese

Meet Dr. Katherine Freese, an astrophysicist studying dark matter and dark energy.

Jedidah Isler

Jedidah Isler wanted to study the stars since she was first gifted a telescope at age 12, now she’s an astrophysicist.

Yanping Guo

Ten years ago, NASA launched the New Horizons probe towards Pluto. Thanks to Yanping Guo, it reached its destination exactly on time.